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At Toys, Tools and Treasures, we want to help connect you to the kind of information that can help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life...both personal and professional. We are happy to post information and resources that may be of value to you.

Are you aware of any upcoming courses, conferences or workshops that might be of interest to parents, teachers or therapists? Would you like to share information about community programs or services that you found helpful? Please send us an email with information about the educational event and we will include it on our website. Please include links, brochures and/or registration forms when possible.


A software company called BeMe is working on a new app that takes a holistic view of things like sleep, nutrition, environment, and other factors to deliver rich, individual insights that help connect the dots between your child and the unknown.They are offering a free year of service for parents of Autistic children in exchange for completing a 10-minute survey. There is also an opportunity to join their Parent Advisory Group for those who are interested in providing more in-depth feedback to help shape the future of the product.


A fun, free healthy living app - AIM 2BE
Hamilton Health Sciences - Back to School videos
The beat goes on throughout the pandemic, The Burlington Post, July 15, 2021
Program helps people with autism access doses, The Toronto Star, July 12, 2021
The pandemic is tough on our mental health. Here’s a meditation exercise to help you connect with yourself, The Toronto Star, May 16, 2021
12 Creative Sensory Walk Activities, by hello Wonderful
Interactive Spring Tutorials and Activities on Staples Website
KidsAbility - Fun Activities: Supporting Families During COVID-19
Autism Ontario presents "Let's Get Moving: Ideas to Get off the Couch during COVID-19 with Ellen Yack"
Morning Work-out for Kids - 8 Minutes can make your kid a better learner
Khan Academy - free learning resources, teacher tools, download the app, etc.
Tip for Caregivers and Parents on Schooling at Home: What Role do Executive Skills Play?
The Hamilton Spectator "You're not a teacher but here are some tips on learning at home" by Jason Allen, Thurs, May 7, 2020
Time Timer Free Download  - Find it on the App Store or Google Play - For a limited time
Learning without Tears Writing Prompts Free Download Click here
Learning without Tears "Handwriting Lesson - Teaching Proper Crayon Grip"  Click here
NILD Canada - National Institute for Learning Development

Professional Development Upcoming Webinars

Such as:


    Scholar's Choice Free Webinars


    Sensational Brain: Creators of BrainWorks Products

    Ethical Foundations Webinar Package


    Talk Tools

    The Power of Communication - Virtual Conference, May 18-20, 2023

    VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach  May 5-6 2023 (9:00AM - 4:00PM Eastern US/UTC-4)


    Therapro Webinars  - Free Webinars

    Lunch & Learn: Teaching Kids a Daily Habit - Toothbrushing! On-Demand 

    Is it Behavior or Sensory? Part 1, On-Demand Webinar 

    Is it Behavior or Sensory? Part 2 June 13, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

    School Trauma-Informed Therapy Strategies March 21, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

    Are Sensory Sensitivities Interfering with Learning? Strategies for Evaluation and Treatment On-Demand Webinar 


    Jack Hirose & Associates Courses

    DBT Skills to Treat Clients, Maximize Therapeutic Gains and Reduce Therapist Burnout, On-Demand Webinar

    Trauma Competency Training, On-Demand Webinar

    Managing Sleep Problems In People with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, or Pain, On-Demand Webinar

    Advanced Self-Regulation: Practical Strategies and Interventions for Children and Adolescents, On-Demand Webinar

    The Canadian Trauma and Mental Health Summit: Advanced Interventions and Strategies for Front line Professionals, May 24-26, 2023, Calgary, AB, Canada

    The Anxiety Compass: The Ultimate Process to Helping Children and Teens Tame Anxiety Gremlins On-Demand Webinar 

    Advanced Self-Regulation: Practical Strategies and Interventions for Children and Adolescents On-Demand Webinar


    Vital Links

    Exploring Therapeutic Listening in Practice: A Mentorship Series, February 1 -  March 1, 2023

    Astronaut Training – A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol, May 21-22, 2023

    Therapeutic Listening: Listening with the Whole Body, March 12 - March 13, and April 23 - April 24

    Building Blocks for Sensory Integration – Live Webinar; March 31 & April 1, 2023


    Raising Your Strong-Willed Child - A Free Interview Series Hosted by Sonali Vongchursiri
    Register here
    A Primer for OT's New to Working in School Settings
    Free Weekly Webinars by Scholar's Choice - Register here
    Concussion Training Course for Parents/Caregivers (E-Learning)
    More info here
    Free Workshop - Calm the Chaos
    Stop your child's unwanted behaviour before it even starts
    Register here
    Understanding the Relationship Between Sensory Integration and the Suck-Swallow-Breathe Synchrony Webinar, Watch it here


    Apprenticeship Community Internship, Mount Hope, ON, 905 528 3880
    Bloom Adult Day Program, Hamilton, ON905-317-8988
    Brain Injury Canada
    Camelot Centre - A Creative Day Program for Intellectually Disabled Adults
    Community Living Toronto has launched a new travel training app called Discover My Route. The app is designed specifically to help people with an intellectual or developmental disability to use transit with more confidence and independence.
    Jack Hirose & Associates - Offers workshops, conferences and webinars
    Learning Disabilities Association of Halton offers workshops throughout the year
    Maker Kids  Empowering the makers of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world
    March of Dimes Canada
    McMaster Children’s Hospital’s offers free workshops for families.  See their catalogue for details.
    Scholar's Choice Free Weekly Webinars Click here


    Please see below for articles that might interest you.
    Can time outdoors ease anxiety?The Toronto Star, August 2, 2022
    How to keep sleep shedules on track, The Toronto Star, July 13, 2022
    The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, April 6, 2020
    Brain Injury Canada "30 ways to entertain yourself during social distancing"
    Click here
    Maker Kids "Things to do at home with your kids" Click here
    Brain Injury Canada "Weekly Challenges During Physical Distancing" Click here
    Brain Injury Canada "A Guide for Mental Health During COVID-19" Click here
    NILD Canada "Help! School is out!  Now What?!?" Click here
    NILD Canada 

    Integrative Listening Systems
    Maker Kids CEO
    Maker Kids
    (The Hamilton Spectator, Thursday, January 16, 2020)
    Lori Borgman, Tribune News Service
    Heartspace Physical Therapy for Children
    Check out Shelley Mannell's blog here
    (The Toronto Star, Tuesday, October 29, 2019)
    Jennifer Breheny Wallace, The Washington Post
    (CBC news)
    (The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, September, 9, 2019)
    Sherry Barrett
    (The Hamilton Spectator, Monday, September 9, 2019)
    Mayo Clinic News Network
    (The Hamilton Spectator, Tuesday, August 20, 2019)
    Adrienne Wichard-Edds, The Washington Post
    Spring Sensory Issues: Why your child may be worse in the spring
    Preschool screen time linked to behaviour problems: study
    (The Canadian Press, April 17, 2019)
    How to help your kids form healthy relationships
    (The Toronto Star, April 17, 2019)
    The power of listening to a boy
    (The Washington Post, April 11, 2019)
    Fecal transplant helps improve behaviour in kids with autism
    (The Hamilton Spectator, Thursday, April 25, 2019)
    In a bad mood? Exercise can help.
    (The Hamilton Spectator, Saturday, February 16, 2019)
    5 Ways to teach your kids empathy, according to a neuroscientist
    These parenting moves make the difference for kids screen time
    (The Toronto Star, Thursday, January 10, 2019)
    No, teenagers are not lazy for sleeping in
    (The Toronto Star, Friday, December 28, 2018)
    Shampoo, toothpaste, soap may be linked to early puberty, study finds
    (The Toronto Star, Friday, December 28, 2018)
    12 tips to make sure family dinners happen
    (The Hamilton Spectator, Tuesday, December 11, 2018)
    Old school toys vs. high-tech gifts: here's some advice
    (The Hamilton Spectator, Tuesday, December 11, 2018)